Royals, Hosmer reach 2 year deal

With an arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday, the KC Royals and first baseman Eric Hosmer agreed to a two year deal. He will still have another year of arbitration remaining before becoming a free agent in 2018.

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer at the plate on July 5, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer at the plate on July 5, 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Hosmer will make a total of $13.9 million over the next two seasons: $5.65 million this season and $8.25 million in 2016.

Hosmer was originally asking for $6.7 million, with the Royals offering $4.6 million. What Hosmer will make in 2015 is the midpoint.

Hosmer won back-to-back Gold Gloves at first base, but has yet to put it altogether offensively in the big leagues. He will need to be a huge reason why the Royals succeed in 2015.

 

GM Dayton Moore still has not gone to an arbitration hearing in his Royals tenure (though this time it was close).

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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